Lucky's Dog Park

Lucky’s Dog Park has reopened following maintenance to address safety issues and the inability to sustain the grass surface due to the park’s heavy usage.  The contractor is addressing a few low spots with the new stone dust surface where rain is still collecting and staff is also tracking ideas for future improvements such as adding shade structures.

The Dog Park includes one area for big dogs and one area for small dogs, water fountains for both dogs and humans, landscaping, benches, walking paths, dog waste stations, and trash/recycling receptacles. The park is located within Dean Park near the Boys & Girls Club at 9501 Dean Park Lane.

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Why is the new material used in the dog park stone dust?

Stone dust was the surface of choice to mitigate the concerns of the mud and the inability to sustain turfgrass. Ideally, turfgrass was the preferred choice, but due to the popularity of the park, it was not sustainable. Working within the parameters of maintaining accessibility, safety, and cleanliness many surface types were considered. In the end, stone dust was chosen because it drains well, has sustainable maintenance and it is an approved accessible surfacing. Some may be concerned about their dog’s paws during the heat of the summer, but talking with other managers of dog parks in the Northern Virginia area, they say that this has not been a concern of their users. If necessary, a yard hydrant has been installed to spray down the surface to calm the dust and cool the stone dust. Staff is paying attention to the park and is open to hearing feedback from the park users as this surface type is piloted.

For more information on this type of surfacing check out the recent Dog Park study conducted by Fairfax County.

Sponsorships
Thanks to all of our generous sponsors!
Platinum Paw ($5,000+)

Wellington Community Association

Gold Bone ($2,500+)

Silver Bowl ($1,000+)
Sit Means Sit dog training

Bronze Collar (Up to $150+)
Tom Osina & Ed Mattison 
                     and
lucky dog grooming

sponsorship opportunities

Why is the Dog Park Named for Lucky?

Lucky is the star of the original children’s book All Aboard for Manassas: A Dog’s Tale. Get your copy at Echoes, the Manassas Museum Store, and follow Lucky’s adventures through historic Manassas.

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Echoes, the Manassas Museum Store (9101 Prince William St.) is selling magnets that will help fund the park.

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